Nobody likes to think about death even when it seems like a far away concept; something you likely have decades before you truly have to face.
Imagine the mental burden of dealing with the thought of death when you know that it’s much, much closer. When it’s less of an abstraction and more of an oncoming train, how do you prioritize your thoughts and your grief and make use of the time you have left?
These posts are real, anonymously submitted confessions from people who likely don’t have much time left.
You wouldn’t be the first to beat the odds.
30. Colors of the fall
It’s depressing to think how many of us spend our last days in such a sad place.
29. Death and birth
The truly tragic part here is how young this person must be…
28. Secrets revealed
How do you choose who to tell these things?
27. Living it up
Haven’t we all thought about this?
26. The burden of knowledge
What they do know might hurt them.
25. The undiscovered country
What comes after this? A new place? Nothingness? Both are intimidating.
What a horrible place to be.
23. 90 day notice
There’s so much to figure out and so little time.
22. Fight song
Some will never stop swinging.
21. What would you do?
I could think about an answer for this for days and still likely come up with nothing.
20. Far too soon
There’s too much you’ve been robbed of when you’re taken before your time.
19. The age gap
Is this truly your only option?
18. Borrowed time
Does the liberation outweigh the terror?
17. Seize an opportunity
This seems sleazy and yet I can’t find a reason to be mad about it.
16. Who to tell?
No one can make that decision for you.
15. What a waste
Is this what others would say about you?
14. In the pit
I wish I could ask this person if they’d been diagnosed with something fatal, because this sounds a lot like the symptoms of depression.
13. Keep to myself
How can you even bring it up?
12. No pity, no party
Why does it have to come with this extra indignity?
10. Keep on keeping on
If you already liked the life you were living, why change it?
9. ‘Till death do us part
Imagine carrying around this knowledge.
8. Gone too soon
No parent should have to bury their child, but a child burying a parent before they’re grown? Horrible.
“I might have to really accept I’m going to die soon.”
6. Divine intervention
Supernatural? Or just good luck? It’s a matter of faith.
5. The flip side
What happens to the faith of those fortune doesn’t smile on?
4. Decisions, decisions
An impossible question to answer.
3. ILY constantly
Is it just a feeling?
2. A love deferred
There’s so much to be missed out on in this life.
1. The bucket
Make the most of it.
Death is a beast. It doesn’t just take the life of someone, it scars the lives of those who loved that person. Remember to hold each other tight. Appreciate and be kind to each other. You never know when it may be someone’s time to go.
Do you think about death much? If so, what pops into your head?
Discuss it in the comments.